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Interdisciplinary Project Lab

IDEA 292
Spring 2022
Section: 01  
Course Cluster and Certificates: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor

Our world is largely governed by abstract systems and invisible forces. Consider the internet, evolution, or the Earth's climate. What drives these systems? How do they work? While it's hard to imagine such large concepts, breaking such big ideas down into manageable pieces is a skill practiced by scientists, engineers, and designers every day. How we translate ideas into knowledge can take many forms. In this interdisciplinary project-based course, students will work in collaborative teams to translate big ideas into something people of all ages and backgrounds can manipulate, interact with, and understand. Throughout the term we will explore how designers, engineers, and subject-specific experts work together in museums, zoological and botanical parks, science centers, and other public spaces to create interactive and engaging environments for learning. Students will apply what they learn about the creation of these spaces in their own self-directed projects. In doing so, students will expand their knowledge of materials and fabrication, develop skills for effective communication through visualizations and physical objects, and evaluate the efficacy of their designs.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM IDEA
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: IDEA170 OR ARST190 OR IDEA285 OR IDEA175 OR ARST235
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (IDEA-MN)(IDEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on MAY-18-2024
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